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Meet our cat and dog sitters

Peter & Jackie Gossman

As Managers of Pyes Pa Pet Lodge, Peter and Jackie have a deep love for animals and bring over 30 years’ hands-on experience. Having worked as volunteers at SPCA and Animal Welfare centres, they have a deep desire to create an environment where animals feel safe, loved and cared for. Their vision for Pyes Pa Pet Lodge is to be your pet’s home away from home, where your companions will be as excited to be dropped off at our lodge as they are when you come to collect them again.

Peter and Jackie also have a wealth of experience in business, IT and engineering with the skills to maximise our facilities and create an environment where your beloved pets will thrive. Over the years they have personally cared for over 25 dogs and cats and are currently proud parents to gorgeous Mishka, whom they rescued - mostly Border Collie crossed with a smattering of Labrador, which tends to reveal around her hips.

JT - Jazz Leat



My name is Jazz but I'm mostly known as “JT” at the Pet Lodge. I've recently finished my Animal Care Certification, and this is an awesome opportunity for me to put what I've learnt into action.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to be able to come to work and be surrounded by animals and an awesome team at work each day.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" - Anatole France

Jasmine Mckenzie-Lass



Jasmine recently moved to Tauranga and as much as she likes it here she says she loves being part of the team at the Lodge.  

Currently studying Vet Nursing at Toi Ohomai, Jasmine can put her new skills into practise.   She's living the dream of her passion being work!

When not loving the pets at Pyes Pa Pet Lodge, she is loving her purrfect cat Ace!

Pascale Sperling



Hi, my name is Pascale and I’m stoked to be working at the Lodge. The picture is of my Shepherd, Bolt, who loves to lounge around with all the Bernese Mountain Dogs back home.

I have come from a background of professional dog handling and just finished my uni studies in America, so I am glad to have settled down with a job involving the animals I love so much. Thanks to Peter, Jackie and the girls my transition into the Kennel life has been amazing.

I’m sure Bolt is very jealous of the dogs (and cats) here at the lodge!

Wendy Harmse



Hi, my name is Wendy and this is my cat, Katie.  

My family and I  moved to Tauranga from Wellington and are loving the warmer weather.  Katie is a rescue cat, as are all the Cats and Dogs that we have adopted over the last 20 years.

I have regularly cared for other people’s cats and dogs when they go away and I am really excited to now be able to do this on a daily basis.

I am so grateful for this opportunity to be part of the great team here at Pyes Pa Pet Lodge, caring for all the beautiful cats and dogs visiting here. 

Vision

To be the Bay of Plenty’s most
loved Pet Lodge – by humans
and pets alike.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe,
happy and loving home away from home
for your furry family members.

Our Values here at Pyes Pa Pet Lodge